Death of a Salesman

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Death of a Salesman

In the play “Death of a Salesman” the major character was the father Willy Loman. He was the father of two sons Biff and Buddy Loman and a busy business man who had a dream that he wanted to pursue. “Death of a Salesman” is based on painful conflict with a family and it also talks about family issues that are going on within that household. Not only is Willy Loman the chief character of the play but it is primarily from his psychological perspective that the play's dramatic action derives its meaning.(By Leah Hadomi) The actual events enacted in his presence become the trigger for Willy's recollections and fantasies which constitute the play's imaginary sequences.(By Leah Hadomi) His ideal self-image and the reality of his actual behavior and circumstances are the poles of both his inner existence and his dramatic interactions with the other characters of the play.(By Leah Hadomi) The personalities of each of the dramatis personae are connected specifically with a particular feature of Willy's inner self, with a particular stance he has adopted toward his environment, or with one of the values in which he has educated his sons.(By Leah Hadomi) Thus the conduct of the play's other characters is in great measure both the effect of his illusory perception of external reality and the cause of his deepening submersion in the world of his fantasies.(By Leah Hadomi) When reality becomes too painful, Willy retreats into a dream world consisting of his roseate recollections of the past and of fantasies in which he fulfills the aspirations the attainment of which has eluded him in life.(By Leah Hadomi) Although his memories are based on actual events, these are falsified in his mind by wishful thinking about how they ought to have turned out.(By Leah Hadomi) Hence in Willy's mind, reality as it is immediately experienced by him merges in his consciousness with his recollection of distant events to form a seamless continuum of past and present time....
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